Christiane Meyer-Stoll (Ed.)
American minimalist artist from the 1960s Gary Kuehn is featured in the comprehensive retrospective catalog published to coincide with his retrospective at Kunstmuseum Lichtenstein. Created in close collaboration with the artist, this long overdue survey provides insights covering five decades of sculptural, painterly and graphic work in which he explored the transformative power of physical processes and external forces. Interviews, artist texts and over 200 reproductions with emphasis on the 1960s make this book an indispensable document on the artist who participated in groundbreaking exhibitions, Eccentric Abstraction (1966), and When Attitudes Become Form (1969). Collected by numerous museums such as MoMA NY, The Whitney Museum and The Albertina. Texts by curators Cindy Hinant, Christiane Meyer-Stoll, Julian Rose, and republished historic texts by David Gray, Harris Rosenstein, George Segal, Seth Sieglaub and Andreas Vowinckel.
KUNSTMUSEUM LIECHTEN STEIN, GERMANY
January 2015 / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 7 x 10 1/2 inches
350 pp / 70 b&w and 140 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-109-9 · Retail Price: $89.95
An evocative, alienated world of maps, memory and imagination pervades the art of Argentine artist Guillermo Kuitca, whose work is in the collections of such prestigious institutions as the TATE Modern, the Metropolitan Museum and the Hirschhorn. Kuitca’s psychologically and politically charged paintings use architecture, floor plans, baggage carousels and topography to create the paradox of a figure-less world in which human beings are constantly present. Some newer paintings adopt as a starting point a heavy, grey-brown form; in contrast, the map paintings seem to emerge from pure colors as aimless, wandering, wispy traces of light or air. This comprehensively illustrated exhibition catalog presents an important new body of work from one of the most original and relevant contemporary artists.
August 2012/ Hardcover/ 8 1/4 x 11 inches/ 176 pp/ 80 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-017-7 · Retail Price: $58.00
Michael C. FitzGerald
During a residency at Hauser & Wirth Somerset in June 2013, Argentinean artist Guillermo Kuitca created an immersive wall painting in the dining room of the residential building. This mural represents the first time Kuitca painted an entire space completely surrounding the viewer, and it subsequently triggered a shift in his artistic practice. The resulting new body of work forms the focus of this publication, which offers fascinating insights into matters of domestic space and architecture. This petite book book features a detailed record of Kuitca’s work with 60 color plates and an essay by professor of fine arts at Trinity College, Hartford, Michael C. FitzGerald, who has written extensively on Picasso and published several exhibition catalogs accompanying exhibitions at the Museum Picasso, Barcelona; the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; and the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford.
HAUSER & WIRTH, ZÜRICH/LONDON/NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES
May 2016 / Exhibition catalog / Hardcover
9 ½ x 11 ¾ inches / 96 pp / 60 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-161-7 · Retail Price: $55.00
Home wasn’t Built in a Day
As the title of this exhibition catalog suggests, German artist Friedrich Kunath specializes in the sly, humorous tweaking of commonplace sentiments and ideas, uncovering an entirely new level of meaning beneath. Whether he’s creating drawings, texts, objects, photographs or videos, Kunath deals with themes like longing, loneliness and wanderlust. He combines personal life experiences with highbrow art-historical references into ironic installations that lead the viewer to evocative, metaphorical realizations – and frequently some rueful laughter. Whether it’s photos of a disappointed snowman on a beach vacation or a guy in bed reading a book titled “How to Get Up and Get Dressed,” this artist has much to say about contemporary life. The full-color catalog, shows works and installations from his recent Kunstverein Hannover show.
July 2010 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 8 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches / 90 pp / 24 b&w and 48 color
ISBN: 978-1-933128-92-4 · Retail Price: $29.95
“Do we actually want the future to be totally unlike the present, or only a little bit different?” Polish artist Agnieszka Kurant’s works raise this question and more. Some of her work invokes a world of small tricks, magic sticks, cloud busters, barking birds and exits as entrances. Other pieces examine the big picture of the future, such as global politics in the year 2020 as presented by the authoritative voice of the New York Times. Kurant meticulously prepared a future-themed issue for the paper with the help of a professional clairvoyant and several journalists. Her big-picture works speak less about the small differences of the near future than the potential for absolute difference – events after which the world might never be the same again. Includes texts by Raimundas Malasauskas, Jean-Charles Massera, Jan Verwoert and an interview by Neville Wakefield with the artist.
2009 / Softcover / 8 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches / 96 pp / 48 color
ISBN: 978-1-933128-57-3 · Retail Price: $28.00
Join the Dots and Make a Point
Based in Mexico City and Brussels, sculptor and installation artist Gabriel Kuri uses simple mass-produced objects and throwaway products from cigarette butts to sand, to explore and criticize political, economic and social conditions. This monograph-exhibition catalog beautifully reproduces each work and, equally important, the precise and deliberate positioning and surprising casualness that always characterize the presentation of his objects in an exhibition. A contributor to numerous international group exhibitions, such as the 5th Berlin Biennale (2008), “Brave New Worlds” at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2007), and “Unmonumental” at the New Museum, New York (2007), Kuri is an emerging artist who shifts the boundaries between art and the everyday, value and valueless-ness.
2011 / Softcover / 6.5 x 9.5 inches / 64 pp / 25 b&w
ISBN: 978-1-934105-27-6 · Retail Price: $19.95
Julie Joyce (Ed.)
This compelling exhibition catalog features fifteen international artists who bring 21st-century urgency to 19th-century principles of virtue through work and craftsmanship: Tonico Lemos Auad, Andrea Bowers, Colin Darke, Wim Delvoye, Daniel Dewar and Grégory Gicquel, Fischli and Weiss, Tim Hawkinson, Josiah McElheny, Grayson Perry, Mika Rottenberg, Allison Smith, Ricky Swallow, David Thorpe and Jane Wilbraham. The title, adapted from Longfellow’s “A Psalm of Life,” accompanies the exhibition, which highlights contemporary culture’s preoccupation with authenticity and the handcrafted. Texts explore the contradictions and connections between the handmade and recent explosion of technological advancements. Excellent essays by Glenn Adamson, V&A Museum; Britt Salvesen, LACMA; fiction writer William Gibson and exhibition curator Julie Joyce.
July 2013 / Exhibition catalog / Hardcover
9 x 10 3/4 inches / 160 pp / 100 color
ISBN: 978-0-89951-115-3 · Retail Price: $45.00
Selected Publications & Print Ephemera from the LACE Archives 1978 – 2008
From its founding in 1978, LACE – Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions – was a pivotal, artist-run organization committed to presenting the work of Southern California artists and highlighting bleeding-edge work. Both a treasure-trove and a grab-bag, this book reproduces a wealth of archival material from LACE’s first three decades. Flyers, postcards, memoirs, catalogs, posters, invitations: the editors have chosen an engrossing selection, including well-known names like Lita Albuquerque, Paul McCarthy, Red Grooms and Mike Kelley, and lesser-known but equally worthy artists. As Liz Kotz writes in her introduction, for a new generation of art historians, movements like Minimalism, Happenings and Conceptual Art are just names; the archive allows them to experience the history first-hand. And if you were around at the time, this book is as deeply satisfying as going through that box of stuff you have kept since college days.
2011 / Hardcover / 8.75 x 11.5 inches / 108 pp / 179 b&w
ISBN: 978-0-937335-21-5 · Retail Price: $29.95
Everything Must Go!
British artist Michael Landy has made a career out of “getting and spending,” whether he’s building something designed to self-destruct, or creating a “closing down sale” in an art gallery. This first major monograph of Landy’s 20-year career compiles extensive photos of exhibits, a scrapbook of press clippings, and reproductions of works on paper. Among other works, this survey discusses his infamous Break Down, where Landy destroyed all 7,227 of his (lovingly cataloged) possessions, and Semi-Detached, a full-scale model of his boyhood home. With over 800 color images, including an interview with the artist and essays by Richard Flood, Rochelle Steiner and Richard Stone. An artist with a refreshing, humorous – and profound – take on modern consumer culture.
2009 / Softcover / 8 1/2 x 11 inches
432 pp / 800 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-18-0 · Retail Price: $75.00
2008 / Exhibition Catalog / Hardcover
8 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches / 96 pp / 46 b&w
ISBN: 978-1-905464-07-4 · Retail Price: $39.95